Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is tended to by a team trainer after getting struck in the face by a puck in the second period against the New York Islanders Tuesday night. (Kathy Willens/Associated Press)
Seeing Sidney Crosby sprawled on the ice is a sight the Pittsburgh Penguins would like to avoid at all cost. But the Penguins captain couldn't avoid a puck to the face at 2:55 into the second period Tuesday against the New York Islanders.
Seeing Sidney Crosby sprawled on the ice is a sight the Pittsburgh Penguins would like to avoid at all costs.
But the Penguins captain couldn't escape a puck to the face at 2:55 into the second period on Tuesday.
With Pittsburgh on the power play, Pittsburgh forward Evgeni Malkin's pass deflected off the stick of New York Islanders defenceman Brian Strait and hit Crosby on the nose.
The Pens superstar left the ice bleeding, but returned in the second, missing only 4:43 of the period.
Tony CareA graduate of Ryerson University, senior writer Tony Care began his journalism career in 1996. He joined CBCSports.ca in 2003 and has covered a wide range of sports, including hockey, football, baseball and the Olympics.